ABOUT DEBRA ROBERTS
DEBRA ROBERTS is a natural (treatment-free) beekeeper and international honeybee educator, speaker, mentor, advocate, artist, and writer. She speaks on subjects like:
- Natural Compassionate Beekeeping (from nuts and bolts to the path itself): 1/2-day to 3-day sessions
- The Sacred Path of Bee: Beekeeping as a Sacred Practice
- 100 Ways (and More) to Help the Pollinators
- Love as the Ultimate Activism
- Women and Beekeeping: Women’s Ways in the Apiary and How They are Changing Modern Apiculture
- Following the Bee Trail: A Woman Beekeeper’s Adventures in the Wide World
- Urban Beekeeping
- Top Bar Beekeeping
- Honeybee presentations for children.
- Modern Pollination Practices (the Stress on Bees and How We Can Do Better)
She is Founder of Holy Bee Press, Vice President of The Center for Honeybee Research, Founder of The Honeybee Project, a bee mentor for Hamaatsa (an indigenous learning center in New Mexico), editor of a series of ongoing articles about honeybees and natural beekeeping, on the Steering Committee of Bee City USA, and received her Master Beekeeping certification in 2010. She is founder faculty of The College of the Melissae: Center for Sacred Beekeeping in Ashland, Oregon and was chosen as one of the Heroes of Asheville in 2014. She also created the online series, The Sacred Path of Bee for bee appreciators worldwide. She mentors new beekeepers in their yards, by email, Skype and by phone. Debra also consults and collaborates with fellow artists on honeybee-related projects (email her for more information about this). Debra resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband Joe, cat Habla, and millions of honeybees.
You can meet her at these links:
- The Sacred Path of Bee, an online series for bee appreciators.
- Interview with Simon on the Sofa, Malta (2014).
- Meet Debra Roberts, Honeybee Educator and Advocate, Interview with Teeny Tiny Press.
- Debra Roberts, Local Beekeeper and International Honeybee Educator, by Joy Boothe for Plough to Pantry magazine (p 30 – 31).
- The Bee Lady and Children, an article (in Turkish) by Isil Kayagül for Kids & Gourmet magazine (p 31 – 38).
- Women’s Ways in the Beeyard, a photo essay by Emily Nichols.
- Healing from the Hive, an article by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt in the Mountain Xpress
- Meet Debra, Queen of the Bees, an essay by Elin Enger Mollestad in Farming for Nature.
- Debra Roberts: Creating and Loving “Bee Haven”, an article by Sophia Noll for WNC Woman magazine.
- Holy Bee, a short video by Filiz Telek of The Brave New World.
- Sacred Path of the Bee with Layne Redmond and Debra Roberts, ancient traditions of the bee priestesses awakening in our lives today.
- The Sacredness of Keeping Bees, a talk Debra gave as a guest at Layne Redmond’s Sacred Beekeeping workshops (footage courtesy of Layne Redmond).
- A Woman Kept by Her Bees!, an interview with Chuck and Karen Robeson of What If It Really Works?.
- Bee Here Now , podcast / interview with Marilyn Ball: “Speaking of Travel” (WZGM radio); stories about traveling & teaching bee in Turkey).
- ZesterDaily.com, article and interviews by Sarah Khan.
- Women Who Are Kept by Their Bees, an article in WNC Woman by Debra Roberts.
- We Are Here, Strong Women of Appalachia, multimedia documentary trailer by Ian MacLellan and Emma Scudder (stay tuned for documentary release date).
Debra can be contacted to speak , teach or mentor at: email@example.com or (828) 712-0880.